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Chlor-Alkali Production Rises 7 Percentage Points in January

11:23 AM MST | March 9, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates rose 7-percentage points in January, to 92%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Total chlorine production rose about 10.7% in January compared with December. Chlorine gas production was higher by about 92,972 tons, to 1,049,138 tons, up 9.72%, from December. Liquid chlorine production rose by 92,187 tons, to 870,090 tons, or 11.85% higher than the year-ago period. Year-on-year total chlorine production for January rose about 10.% from January 2010, to 1,919,228 tons...

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